Before we go any further there are a couple of points that we would like to clarify regarding this offering. As you may know ‘French’ tarragon may only be cultivated using cuttings from the mother plant, this is in the main due to the way that their roots are formed. There is a commonly known second type of tarragon (these are found in most gardening shops) ‘Russian’ tarragon, unfortunately ‘Russian’ tarragon tastes of very little more than grass. To be clear my good people ‘THIS IS NOT RUSSIAN TARRAGON!’, we use a variety of tarragon commonly known as ‘Mexican’ or less commonly ‘Spanish’ tarragon. The flavour profile of this type of tarragon is very nearly as strong as ‘French’ tarragon, so we would suggest you use just a little more than you would normally use in your cooking to obtain the same desired taste.
Mexican tarragon can reach heights of 40cm or so and will happily grow all year round indoors, with its characteristic yellow/golden flowers. When eaten it has an anise like flavour which lends a gorgeous aromatic tone to dishes especially soups and sauces. Interestingly it is also said to have insect repellent properties with the dried plant being burnt as a form of incense for exactly this purpose.
Due to the vagaries of the post man, when we send your Hydro herb it will be given additional packaging and so may not appear as in the picture above, if you are presenting this as a gift you may wish to remove the extra packaging before giving the gift.